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tarvos
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 Message 601 of 1511
02 April 2013 at 11:20pm | IP Logged 
Today's study consisted of a lot of Russian (did homework for Thursday class), one
Assimil Romanian passive wave and two Assimil Breton active wave. I have now completed
the Breton active wave until lesson 69 and the Romanian passive wave until 24.

Tomorrow is train day, so I will bring both my Hebrew and Romanian books. Hopefully I'll
manage to do both. I have also put all the audio to Assimil Le Roumain on my smartphone,
so I will be able to work even if there is no internets (and I won't need to pull out my
laptop, which I do need if I do the Routledge course).
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tarvos
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Studies: Greek, Modern Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Korean, Esperanto, Finnish

 
 Message 602 of 1511
03 April 2013 at 10:25pm | IP Logged 
РУ: Сегодня был очень продуктивный день насчет языков. Очень много говорил с русской
девушкой, и на русском и на французском языке. Я удивился, что я понял почти все и что
разговор прошел без морок.

FR: Mis à part mes aventures avec le russe et le français en ce qui concerne la langue
parlée, j'ai également reçu une nouvelle édition de Science et Vie, qui célèbre son
centième anniversaire ce mois. Dans ce cadre il y avait une rubrique avec une multitude
des missives dirigé aux rédacteurs, chantant les louanges d'un journal scientifique qui
a connu un grand succès depuis une siècle. Les centenaires ont même reçu une lettre
avec une phrase qui me plaît beaucoup et qui évoque des souvenirs des grands écrivains.
Le grandeur de cette phrase est tel que je suis heureux de le partager ici:

"Quelle joie et quel soulagement de découvrir, par votre intermédiaire, que la science
n'est plus une religion révélée mais une révolution permanent de l'esprit qui, avec une
humilité insoupçonnée, un sens aigu de la relativité de sa quête, s'enfonce dans le
horizon d'une complexité toujours plus ébouriffante [...]"

Ce sont des beaux mots, évidemment.

Furthermore I managed to do two lessons of le Roumain, two units of the Routledge
course, and threw in some Swedish, German and Breton in the above conversation. I also
did over 200 Anki reviews.

Anyone who does not think I was productive today can go away :D

Edited by tarvos on 03 April 2013 at 10:51pm

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 Message 603 of 1511
03 April 2013 at 10:35pm | IP Logged 
tarvos wrote:
"Quelle joie et quel soulagement de découvrir, par votre intermédiaire, que la science
n'est plus une religion révélée mais une révolution permanent de l'esprit qui, avec une
humilité insoupçonnée, un sens aigu de la relativité de sa quête, s'enfonce dans le
horizon d'une complexité toujours plus ébouriffante [...]"


Quelle belle phrase, mais je ne crois pas qu'elle soit vraie: la sciencie est toujours rattachée à des paradigmes méchanicistes. La révolution quantique dans la physique n'as pas encore trouvé sa place dans les autres domaines des sciences naturelles et humaines. Il croyent toujours que l'universe est une machine et le corps et la pensée humaine en sont aussi. J'espère vraiment que la science pourra aider l'humanité à se relever de ce style de vie plutôt égotique et matérialiste.
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 Message 604 of 1511
03 April 2013 at 10:49pm | IP Logged 
De ma point de vue cette tendance existe puisque l'humanité fonctionne de cette manière-
là. La science nous explique beaucoup de choses et nous relève les chaines des doctrines
assez dogmatiques, grâce au fait que l'esprit de la science est de toujours demander
pourquoi et comment. Mais elle n'a aucune rapport avec la moralité - à mon avis nous
avons la choix et peuvent décider nous-même qu'est-ce que c'est qu'il nous faut comme
notre "guide". La science explique pourquoi le monde marche comme il marche, et non
comment il faut marcher.
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 Message 605 of 1511
05 April 2013 at 1:16pm | IP Logged 
News on the job front: we shall see. First signs are okay. Within two weeks I guess we
will know more about Romania and my chances to move to Timișoara.

Linguistically the past days have been spent on French (final test), Russian (which is so
much better now that I understand what is being said to me), Breton (completed one more
active wave lesson), and Romanian of course.

I am going to university soon and will continue with another Romanian lesson today I
think, lesson 27 (short anecdotes. I think it is marvellous that these appear once every
week. Bravo Romania!) If I have time I will catch up on some Hebrew....
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tarvos
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Studies: Greek, Modern Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Korean, Esperanto, Finnish

 
 Message 606 of 1511
07 April 2013 at 2:34pm | IP Logged 
More news on the job front (though unrelated to Romania): I am now a COMMUNITY TUTOR at
iTalki. I teach Dutch and English. I offer very cheap rates (mostly because I am only
able to do this part-time at the moment with a thesis and another job that I work on
Saturdays). If you are interested in studying Dutch or English with me, my profile can be
found here:

Tarvos' teacher profile

And as I have no class to teach today, I will go and spend my time on improving my other
languages. Starting with Breton!

Edited by tarvos on 07 April 2013 at 2:35pm

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 Message 607 of 1511
07 April 2013 at 2:56pm | IP Logged 
I tried to apply for this once but I missed the chance when they wanted me (don't know
why, I think I was afraid of giving too much personal info) and now I think they have too
many Brazilians :P

Good luck tarvos, hope you get lots of credits and get great lessons on your target
languages later!
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 Message 608 of 1511
08 April 2013 at 10:22am | IP Logged 
Icelandic reading

I just had a shot at pronouncing Icelandic text without listening to the audio first (!).
I know it's a pretty inaccurate representation of Icelandic sounds, but I did my best -
this is the VERY. FIRST. STAGE. I go through when attempting to learn another language
(not that I am going to learn Icelandic for a while). This is the very first thing I try
to get right. You'll notice some mistakes with intervocalic 'g' (which I somehow ended up
pronouncing as /g/ and not as the correct /ɣ/, furthermore I screw up the word læra and
pronounce it as in Swedish for some reason. (and some other things)

Edited by tarvos on 08 April 2013 at 10:22am



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